A$AP Rocky seen for the first time in photo surrounded by police since his release from prison

No Reuse, No Syndication Los Angeles, CA – *EXCLUSIVE* – A$AP Rocky is released from a Los Angeles jail after being arrested in connection with a shooting in November 2021. The rapper was seen receiving the VIP treatment at LAPD headquarters where he was being held while posting his $550,000 bond while his anxious attorney and surety waited. Pictured: A$AP Rocky BACKGRID USA 20 APRIL 2022 USA: +1 310 798 9111 / [email protected] UK: +44 208 344 2007 / [email protected] *UK Customers – Images containing children Please pixelate the face before publication *


A$AP Rocky has been released from prison.

The “Praise the Lord” rapper, 33, was pictured leaving a Los Angeles jail on Wednesday night after he was arrested upon landing at Los Angeles International Airport in connection with a November 2021 shooting.

The rapper left the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters in downtown Los Angeles surrounded by police officers as well as his legal representatives.

Rocky was dressed in his vacation clothes, wearing an oversized polo shirt and shorts with sneakers.

Rocky, real name Rakim Mayers, had just arrived at LAX Wednesday morning on a private plane from Barbados, where he was vacationing with his pregnant girlfriend Rihanna, when he was arrested by the police department from Los Angeles.

Rocky is charged with assault with a deadly weapon (firearm) – a felony. His bail was set at $550,000, according to court records.

ASAP rocky

ASAP rocky

Arturo Holmes/Getty

RELATED: A$AP Rocky Arrested at LAX in Connection to November 2021 Shooting

The LAPD alleges that on Nov. 6 in Hollywood Rocky fired a gun at an acquaintance after an argument.

LAPD said Rocky and two other men fled on foot after the shooting.

The victim sought medical attention for his minor injuries.

A rep for Rocky did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

RELATED VIDEO: Rihanna is expecting her first baby with A$AP Rocky

Rocky and Rihanna, 34, announced they were expecting their first baby together in January, with the “Diamonds” singer debuting her growing bump in a series of photos as she strolled through Harlem with the rapper.

RELATED: Designer Amina Muaddi slams ‘vile’ rumor that she had an affair with A$AP Rocky during Rihanna’s pregnancy

Shortly after the photos went viral, a source told PEOPLE that Rihanna was “excited to be a mom” and “couldn’t be happier.”

Never miss a story – subscribe to Free PEOPLE Daily Newsletter to stay up to date on the best that PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to gripping human interest stories.

“Having a baby is something she’s never focused on, but being with Rocky has opened her up to the idea,” the source said. “She loves all the changes to her body during pregnancy and has always celebrated expectant mothers in her runway shows for Fenty.”

Jack C. Nugent